Yor’s brother Yuri comes to visit after he heard through the grape vine that she’s been married for a year. It turns out, Yuri is part of the secret police, and his number one target is the super spy, Twilight! Loid is back to training Anya to win stella awards through academics, but Anya hates studying. He tries to get her into a community service project at a recovery hospital because that’s another way to earn stellas, but Anya proves to be horrible at that as well. On their way out, she hears a little boy drowning in the physical therapy pool, and saving his life earns her her first Stella! The bonus chapter has Yor trying to hide a gunshot wound in her butt, a souvenir from her latest assassin job, but her pain comes across to Loid as her being unsatisfied with him. He tries to win her over by taking her on a wonderful date, all the while Yor deals with her pain.
This continues to be a very funny series that puts characters in increasingly unlikely situations. What are the odds that the brother of the super-assassin is a super-cop! Anya's facial expressions are probably my favorite thing about the series, especially because she's the only one (aside from the audience) that gets to know the secrets everyone is keeping. I also appreciate that there is some reality in the storyline. Anya tries to win a stella through her P. E. class, but she loses to an adult-sized 6-year-old, rather than having her complete some crazy stunt to make it believable that she could beat him. There is also a satisfying milestone with her first stella awarded after working towards one for two volumes.
VIZ rates this for older teens because of the realistic violence. These moments often come after a moment of humor, and the quick transition might be jarring to younger readers. In volume two, there is also alcohol and smoking.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 10-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: December 1, 2020
ISBN: 9781974718160 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Action Adventure, Humor, Family
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